L.A GOP Executive Director

Press Release - Republican Party of Los Angeles County announces new Executive Director


It is with great pleasure that I announce, effective Monday, October 9th, Zaira Cedano will be joining the LAGOP team as our new Executive Director. Many of you know Zaira, who has been active politically in Los Angeles County for a number of years, including being one of the earliest and longest serving interns at the LAGOP.


Zaira has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Health Policy and Management from Mount Saint Mary's University. Most recently Zaira worked for the Congressional Leadership Fund as the Los Angeles County Field Director for California's 25th Congressional District (Rep. Steve Knight). Zaira has worked on a number of political campaigns including Meg Whitman, Neel Kashkari and David Hadley. Zaira is currently the Chair of the 59th AD Committee, where she actively volunteered in recruiting and assisting local candidates and fundraising, and over the years, Zaira has helped our county party in voter registration, staffing New Citizen Ceremonies and community engagement. In addition, Zaira is fluent in Spanish, which will certainly help as LAGOP reaches out even more to diverse areas in the county.


Due to her experience with LAGOP, she is already quite familiar with how we operate. I know that she will be a great asset to our local party leadership team.


I encourage all central committee members to connect with Zaira over the coming weeks, to make this as smooth a transition as possible. I would also request all Assembly District Chairs schedule a time with Zaira, to provide her with the most recent updates in your respective districts.


I believe you all will be as impressed with Zaira as Andy and I are. I know we all will work closely with our new Executive Director, in the same positive manner we did with Jason Maruca.


Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Zaira. She can be reached at or (818) 558-7600.




Richard Sherman
Republican Party Los Angeles County